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Feb 24th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam The regime in Ethiopia is making a desperate second run to bring international respectability to its corrupt mining sector by re-applying for admission as an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) candidate. According to Anthony Richter, Chairman of the Board of th...
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Feb 18th, 2014
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By David Blair, Telegraph Repression, rigged elections and bans on leaving the country mean it’s no surprise that a co-pilot wanted out, writes David Blair Desperate migrants go to extreme lengths to leave their homelands, but only a select few resort to hijacking. The Ethiopian Airlines co-pil...
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Feb 13th, 2014
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Perry Munzwembiri Economic inequality has dominated international economic debate recently, and with good reason. Developmental charity organisation Oxfam International made headlines not too long ago with its report which noted that the 85 richest people in the world own the wealth of half of the wo...
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Feb 11th, 2014
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If Africa’s economies are to take off, Africans will have to start making a lot more things. They may well do so The Economist LESS than an hour’s drive outside Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, a farmer walks along a narrow path on a green valley floor after milking his cows. Muhammad Gettu is carryi...
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Feb 6th, 2014
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A TRANSCRIPT OF THE SPEECH OF DR. NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA AT THE BUDGET 2014 PRESENTATION HELD AT TRANSCORP HILTON, ABUJA ON MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014 Good morning and thank you very much ladies and gentlemen.   Honourable Ministers, my colleagues from the ministries of Works, Power and Women Affairs...
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Feb 3rd, 2014
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by Princewell Ojong Odidi Thousands of Nigerian youths write jamb yearly with the hope of gaining admission into Nigerian Universities and be referred to as university graduates, while thousands graduate from the Universities yearly with the hope of joining the work force only to discover there’...
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Dec 20th, 2013
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By Seid Hassan and Minga Negash1 In both theory and practice, pull and push factors drive migrants out of their own countries of origin. The factors are complex but they are in general categorized as: (a) demand-pull factors, represented by better economic opportunities and jobs in the host (new) cou...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 11th, 2013
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In the past few weeks, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been the subject of high profile media attacks from several quarters. The aim of these elements is to unduly politicise the management of the economy through a campaign of falsehoods a...
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Nov 6th, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam In the past few months, the ruling regime has been grandstanding its “anti-corruption” efforts by corralling a few officials of the “Revenue and Custom’s Authority” and businessmen on charges of corruption. The kangaroo court corruption drama for those suspects is an amusing pol...
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Oct 14th, 2013
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By Omoh Gabriel & Emma Ujah, Washington DC At the conclusion of the 2013 World Bank annual meeting, yesterday, in Washington, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, lamented that Liechttenstein has continued to frustrate efforts by Nigeria to recov...